© 1993

Applied Simulated Annealing

  • René V. V. Vidal

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 396)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. René V. V. Vidal
    Pages 1-16
  3. R. Diekmann, R. Lüling, J. Simon
    Pages 17-44
  4. Maria Rosália Dinis Rodrigues, António José Batel Anjo
    Pages 45-60
  5. Klaus Andersen, René Victor Valqui Vidal
    Pages 61-83
  6. D. Abramson, H. Dang
    Pages 103-124
  7. Poul Dige, Carlo Lund, Hans F. Ravn
    Pages 151-174
  8. Klaus Andersen, René Victor Valqui Vidal, Villy Bæk Iversen
    Pages 201-215
  9. Torben Dyhr Hansen
    Pages 217-237
  10. Renè Victor Valqui Vidal
    Pages 239-253
  11. José Fernando C. Oliveira, José A. Soeiro Ferreira
    Pages 255-273
  12. B. Liégeois, M. Pirlot, J. Teghem, E. Trauwaert, D. Tuyttens
    Pages 275-290
  13. René Victor Valqui Vidal
    Pages 291-312
  14. Carsten Kruse Olsson
    Pages 313-334
  15. V. B. Iversen, J. M. Rygaard, R. V. V. Vidal
    Pages 335-353
  16. René V. V. Vidal
    Pages 355-358
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About this book


In February 1992, I defended my doctoral thesis: Engineering Optimiza­ tion - selected contributions (IMSOR, The Technical University of Den­ mark, 1992, p. 92). This dissertation presents retrospectively my central contributions to the theoretical and applied aspects of optimization. When I had finished my thesis I became interested in editing a volume related to a new expanding area of applied optimization. I considered several approaches: simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, neural networks, heuristics, expert systems, generalized multipliers, etc. Finally, I decided to edit a volume related to simulated annealing. My main three reasons for this choice were the following: (i) During the last four years my colleagues at IMSOR and I have car­ ried out several applied projects where simulated annealing was an essential. element in the problem-solving process. Most of the avail­ able reports and papers have been written in Danish. After a short review I was convinced that most of these works deserved to be pub­ lished for a wider audience. (ii) After the first reported applications of simulated annealing (1983- 1985), a tremendous amount of theoretical and applied work have been published within many different disciplines. Thus, I believe that simulated annealing is an approach that deserves to be in the curricula of, e.g. Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Math­ ematical Programming, Economics, System Sciences, etc. (iii) A contact to an international network of well-known researchers showed that several individuals were willing to contribute to such a volume.


Addition Operations Research Optimierung Optimization Sim Simulated Annealing Unternehmensforschung algorithms combinatorial optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • René V. V. Vidal
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Operations ResearchThe Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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